Early Closure of North East Line (January – March 2019)

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Early closures along the North East Line (NEL) between Serangoon and Punggol will take place on selected Fridays & Saturdays between 4 January 2019 – 2 March 2019. This will facilitate additional engineering hours to accelerate maintenance works, such as the replacement of rail crossing and track, and renewing parts of the power and signalling systems.

In addition, early closures of the East West Line between (Bugis – Raffles Place) also take place in January 2019.

The North East Line will continue to have Early Closures on selected Fridays & Saturdays in March 2019, between HarbourFront and Dhoby Ghaut.

Covered in this article:

  • Affected stations and sectors
  • Last train timings
  • Extended feeder bus operating hours
Shuttle Bus Quick Links:
North East Line (NEL) Early Closure (January - March 2019)
North East Line (NEL) Early Closure (January – March 2019)

Affected MRT Stations

North East Line

As a result, train services on the North East Line between NE12CC13 Serangoon and NE17PTC Punggol will be unavailable during the periods of closure. Train services remain unaffected, although operating at a reduced frequency of about 9 minutes along the remaining sections of the NEL (HarbourFront — Serangoon).

Affected Hours & Dates

  • On days of Early Closure:
    – 4, 5, 11 & 12 January 2019
    – 22 & 23 February 2019
    – 1 & 2 March 2019
    last trains will depart at 11:00 pm on the affected stretch.

Last Train Timings at Affected Stations

Southbound towards (6) HarbourFront
Station Last Train to
NE17PTC Punggol 2301
NE16STC Sengkang 2303
NE15 Buangkok 2305
NE14 Hougang 2308
NE13 Kovan 2310
NE12CC13 Serangoon 0009
NE11 Woodleigh 0011
NE10 Potong Pasir 0013
NE9 Boon Keng 0015
NE8 Farrer Park 0017
NE7DT12 Little India 0019
NE6NS24CC1 Dhoby Ghaut 0021
NE5 Clarke Quay 0023
NE4DT19 Chinatown 0025
NE3EW16 Outram Park 0027
NE1CC29 HarbourFront 0030
Northbound towards (7) Punggol
Station Last Train to
Last Train to
NE1CC29 HarbourFront 2239 2356
NE3EW16 Outram Park 2242 2358
NE4DT19 Chinatown 2243 0000
NE5 Clarke Quay 2245 0002
NE6NS24CC1 Dhoby Ghaut 2248 0004
NE7DT12 Little India 2250 0006
NE8 Farrer Park 2252 0008
NE9 Boon Keng 2254 0010
NE10 Potong Pasir 2256 0012
NE11 Woodleigh 2258 0015
NE12CC13 Serangoon 2301 0018
NE13 Kovan 2303
NE14 Hougang 2305
NE15 Buangkok 2308
NE16STC Sengkang 2310
NE17PTC Punggol 2312

Extended Train Operating Hours

During periods of Early Closure, Operating Hours for the North East Line Southbound Train Service towards HarbourFront, Sengkang LRT and Punggol LRT will be extended.

  • Southbound train services on the North East Line from NE12CC13 Serangoon to NE1CC29 HarbourFront will be extended to 12:09am.
  • Sengkang LRT services on the East and West Loop will be extended to depart Sengkang at 1:10am.
  • Punggol LRT services on the East and West Loop will be extended to depart Punggol at 1:20am.

Shuttle Bus Services

A Shuttle Bus Service will be provided throughout the duration of the early closures. Fares for the Shuttle Bus Services are equivalent to the distance travelled by train.

Shuttle Service
MRT Stations Served
Shuttle 21 602 Serangoon, Kovan, Hougang, Buangkok, Sengkang, Punggol

Extended Bus Operating Hours

On days of Early Closure, several residential bus services will be extended to allow commuters to connect from the Shuttle Bus Services.

  • Hougang Central Bus Interchange
    Service 325 – 12:50am
  • Punggol Temporary Bus Interchange
    Service 83 – 1:30am (Ends at Sengkang Int)
    Service 382G – 1:30am
    Service 386 – 1:30am

See Also:
External Links & References:

Back to Shortened Operating Hours for Rail Renewal Work

One thought on “Early Closure of North East Line (January – March 2019)

  • 13 January 2019 at 12:58 AM

    Seems ppl traveling to these areas dun tap their cards and even state its free shuttle.


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